Andreas Capellanus (Andre the Chaplain) wrote The Art of Courtly Love at the request of Countess Marie of Troyes, daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The book is believed to have been intended to portray conditions at Queen Eleanor's court at Poitiers between 1170 and 1174, but Capellanus wrote it most likely several years later.
Nevertheless, an interesting read.
A series of dialogues between men and women of various social ranks concerning why love should be accepted or rejected, written during the Middle Ages.
Perhaps the most interesting influence in Capellanus' life is that of Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of England and wife to King Henry II.
This was a "Must Have" gift to myself when I discovered the author is my 29th great grandfather! Read morePublished 1 month ago by story teller
Arrived quickly and in the condition described. Interesting, but once I got into it, I realized that the scholarly emphasis was different from what I had hoped. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jack
It was funny, whether it intended to be or not. It was contradictory, as well. I guess I'm not sure why I liked it, but I did.Published 22 months ago by betrump
Haven't read it yet. I hope to read it and pass it down to my grand children. Family heirloom to be.Published on January 7, 2013 by James W. Clark
Prepping for research paper and found this to be as engaging a read as it was informative...Published on June 5, 2008